@BookofMe Twitter Round-up - Week of 12/7/08

  • Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. -- Robert Bresson

  • “No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -- Unknown -- How have you "made a brand new ending" in the past? What new ending could you create for yourself now?

  • Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~ Emory Austin -- What do you do to help remind you of your strength when you feel anything but strong?

  • "Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it." -- Unknown -- How do you find/create peace in the midst of conflict? Do you wish you were better at it?

  • "Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment." - Horace -- Describe when you were foolish, or "silly at the right moment".

  • “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” -- Alexander Smith -- What aspects of yourself have you discovered in others? Do you appreciate that similarity, or cringe away from it?

  • No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. -- Thomas Carlyle

@BookofMe Twitter Round-up - Week of 11/30/08

"Treasure this day and Treasure yourself, truly, neither will ever happen again." -- Ray Bradbury
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -- Lao Tzu
"Savor the moment. Search for a little joy, and you will find a great deal of it in unexpected places." --Unknown  
When and where have you found joy in an unexpected place?
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

What does it mean to "be yourself" - for you? What does that look like? How is it different from others?
"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." - Dr. Wayne Dyer.
How do you recognize the abundance in your life?

The Entire Book of Me Series Now Available

I discovered this morning that I am not currently offering a deal that I have offered for years.  Ummm...huh?

I mean, for years, I have sold all three copies of my Book of Me series at one discounted price. But when I popped over to The Book of Me shop this morning, I realized I hadn't created that sales page when I moved my shop from OneScrappySite to Typepad.  OY!

So I have now created a sales page for the three-book combo deal: The Angie Pedersen Special - The Entire Book of Me series


I think the combo is aptly named - sounds rather egotistical, I know, but what better name for something that encourages you to be a little self-centered once in a while?  :)

Follow Angie on Twitter

I am totally tweeting up a storm these days - I manage to fit in multiple updates a day, which is much more frequent than I am able to pull together a post here.  I share all sorts of cool finds, and little bits of my day.  And even better, I started a Book of Me account, where I will be sharing *all* Book of Me-related tips, quotes, prompts, and general inspiration to help get you pumped to scrap your stories.


Book of Me Idea: Who Rekindles Your Inner Fire?

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."

- Albert Schweitzer

Who rekindles your inner spirit?  Or who has in the past, when you needed it most?  Discuss.

Also, DesignerDigitals is hosting a journaling challenge with a downloadable wordart freebie.  Not on the same quote or topic, but still free goodies are SWEET.

Online Book of Me Challenges

Over the years, I've linked to a number of Book of Me Challenges on blogs and message boards.  I decided it would be nice to gather them all in one place.  So I'm trying out Mr. Linky.

If you host or participate in an online Book of Me Challenge, please add the link and help spread the good word of scrapbooking about yourself.

Book of Me Challenge: Alphabet Shoot

I found another ongoing Book of Me/All About Me challenge on a community message board: Alphabet Shoot at Scrapbook Graphics.

It's hosted by Stephanie O'Neill, and has been going since the beginning of the year.  The challenge description encourages participants to "join Stephanie as she gives you alphabetical photo prompts that will help you get some layouts done about YOU!"  Every other week, Stephanie posts a prompt, based on a letter of the alphabet.  They are currently on "M" - "M is for Me".

Scrapbook Graphics has a gallery dedicated to the layouts inspired by the Alphabet Shoot challenge - go there and let yourself be inspired!

Go ahead...scrap YOUR stories!

Book of Me Ideas - Two New-to-Me Blogs

Via Lisa Day's blog, a couple of links to Book of Me/All About Me scrapbook challenge blogs:

Dig Deeper's goal is to help you "document your life and your story." They offer monthly mini book kits with a monthly theme, instruction and inspiration from the DD owners and a monthly guest designer.  But it isn't necessary to purchase a kit to participate every month. They offer a challenge blog as well, where you can use your own stash and just use their theme and journaling prompts to get you creating.  Participants are encouraged to upload completed projects to their Flickr group.

The This Is Me Journal blog posts challenges/prompts every Monday and Thursday - a very ambitious schedule, if you ask me!  Their goal is to help participants to "think outside the box when it comes to journalling about YOURSELF {yes, that's right- this is all about you, not the kids or the hubby or the dog, just you!} so that in 10 years you can look back and remember the place you are at NOW in your life."  You can check out their Flickr group for projects inspired by past prompts.

New AAM Challenge blog: So Tell Me Your Story....

A heads up on a new Book of Me/All About Me challenge blog: So Tell Me Your Story....

Have you ever picked up a photo of someone in your family from generations ago and wondered about them. What their story was? Who the person was behind the smile? What they liked and the life they lead? Yet no one can tell you tell you anything about them.

Do you want to be the person in the photos that no one knows anything about? Do you want to be the person who scrapped albums yet no one knows anything about the person who created the scrapbooks?

Ask yourself, why don’t I scrap more of me?

Is it time related? Set yourself some time to do one layout a month.

You don't have to fill up a 12x12. You can do a 6x6 AAM. I do a 8X8 and I love it.

We all have stories... So how can you tell your story?

This when I come in and get you to take part in AAM challenges.

I will be posting two BOM challenges per month and you can choose to one or both. You dont have to have photos but lets start telling our story. It will be posted on the 1st and the 15th of each month.

A RAK will be given once a month :)

No excuses now...Go Scrap Yourself! :)

Mamma Mia! Scrap-a Me-a Crop Party

Check out this completely FABULOUS idea for a crop party, hosted by a local scrapbooking store in San Diego: Scrapbook Your Life! : Mamma Mia! Scrap-a Me-a!!.

In honor of opening night of the movie version of ABBA's musical, Mamma Mia!, scrapbooking store Scrapbook Your Life is hosting a crop, including a two-hour Book of Me project (they're even going to do mini-photo shoots and print the photos right in the store!) 

Following a quick pizza dinner, everyone is going to troop out to see the opening night showing of the movie.  And not in any ordinary fashion - they're encouraging everyone to "dress for the movie! Hippy, ABBA, leis, flip-flops, long skirts, flowers-in-your hair, floppy brimmed hats...oh! this is going to be so much fun!"

Can I just say how jealous I am??  If this store was even two hours away - which it totally isn't - I would completely be there.  I am obviously a big fan of Book of Me projects (grin), and a big fan of ABBA and this musical!  I've already seen it twice, and am really looking forward to the movie.

So if you're in the San Diego area, please go to this event for me and report back, ok?  It sounds like a blast.  Kudos to the gals at Scrapbook Your Life for creating what sounds like an awesome event.